Jaguar Invitational, May 11th – 12th, 2013
U9 Boys - Express FC 04 Black team,
Congratulations to the U9 Boys - Express FC 04 Black team for finishing as Finalists in the Gold Division at the Jaguar Invitational Tournament this past Mother’s Day weekend of May 11th and 12th. The boys have worked really hard to prepare for this big event and their hard work had paid off as they played exceptionally well soccer in this tournament competing against some well respected elite teams.
The Journey to the Final Game
There’s no doubt in my mind, as I always knew that these awesome group of boys are more than just good players. They are exceptional players who never get enough of soccer and love to compete. Indeed, the road to the Final was quite impressive despite of the many challenges—windy and cold weather; sleep deprivation; very long day; and lack of food in their system. It was an extraordinary experience for the boys as they played their last four games within less than 24 hours. I included the breakdown
· Saturday 5/11 at 6:10 pm vs. LCSC 04 Meteors - (win 6-4).
· Sunday 5/12 at 8:00 am vs. Vardar U9 Red - (win 7-3) and advance to Semi.
· Sunday 5/12 – Semi-Final at 12:10 pm vs. Michigan Wolves 04 Black (#1 seed in bracket ‘A’) - (win 6-3) and in Championship game.
· Sunday 5/12 – Championship Game at 3:10 pm vs. GR Crew Black U9. Both team played really well. I saw exchanges of good opportunities. The first half ended with a tie of 0-0. At the second half, the team was running in fumes and lost a good battle against a good team at 0-4.
Once again, job well done Boys. Keep it up.